Minnesota police departments love to hand out DWI tickets, which wind up costing drivers $10,000 to $20,000. As a recent article from the Star Tribune reveals, Minnesota municipalities are promoting the sale of beer, wine, and hard alcohol while turning around and handing out DUI’s to the people attracted to the “Beer of the Month” sale at the local “Muni” liquor store.
As the Star Tribune article details, many Minnesota town and cities have “Municipal Liquor Stores,” which are government owned entities that sell beer, wine, and hard liquor. Often they have sales and special promotions to increase their sales of alcohol. Why? These cities and towns depend on the sale of booze to keep taxes down, including property taxes. They also depend on liquor sales revenue to “keep the lights on” by funding libraries, parks, police, etc.
Finally, the municipalities must compete with other “Muni’s” or municipal liquor stores in *Other* towns, as well as private liquor stores, for the same finite amount of business. Then we have the one additional irony that these “Muni’s” and the towns behind them promote the sale of alcohol, profit from it, run ads to increase alcohol consumption, and THEN turn around and bust law-abiding, tax-paying, employed citizens who supposedly drank too much and were speeding on the way home. What an irony!
If you have gotten a Minnesota DWI, whether you bought your liquor from a Muni Store or not, you will need an agressive, experienced Minnesota DWI Criminal Defense Attorney to help you. Contact us now preserve your freedom, job, reputation, etc.